You know what they’re for, but which meets your needs better?
May cause discomfort at first try as you’ve got to slide it into your vagina. However, all it takes is some practice, and you can buy tampons with applicators which are easier to insert.
Just stick it on your underwear and you’re good to go.
Can be worn for four to eight hours. Anything more can cause odour and irritation, and prolonged wear has also been associated with Toxic Shock Syndrome, a lifethreatening bacterial infection.
Should be changed every three to four hours to prevent odour and bacterial growth.
When used correctly, you won’t feel a thing. It’s a good option for when you want to exercise or swim.
While some people liken it to wearing a diaper, others aren’t too bothered by it, so it all boils down to personal preference. However, a pad can limit the type of activities you do.
You sometimes get blood on your fingers while inserting it into your vagina.
Since you don’t have direct contact with your vagina when using it, your fingers stay clean.
Some users say that tampons worsen their cramps, but there is no scientific basis for this. This could be because a tampon high up in the vagina may hit the cervix, which can intensify period pains.
Some tampons are bleached with chemicals that can be damaging to our immune and reproductive system. Scented ones should be avoided, as they can cause allergies and skin reactions.
Most pads contain chemicals that can result in infections or diseases. Scented ones should be avoided as they can cause allergies and skin reactions.
Most tampons are not biodegradable because of their material makeup and preservatives. However, you can find brands that manufacture environmentally-friendly options.
Most pads are not biodegradable because of their material makeup and preservatives. However, you can invest in washable menstrual cloths, which help you save money, and also the earth.
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